Test Drive the MPA Program

You can "test drive" our program as part of your decision making process about grad school.

Earning credit as a Special Student is a great way to try out the MPA program and get a preview of how our dynamic structure has been designed to fit within your life to meet your career and academic goals. Attend a course that meets once per week for the quarter, or experience an intensive weekend elective.

Non-Admitted Students (Special Students)

If you have a bachelor's degree you can take 8 MPA elective credits per quarter. Up to 12 credits total will count toward your MPA degree if you are admitted to the program.

Current Evergreen undergraduate students are able to register for MPA elective courses with faculty approval, and will earn undergraduate level credit. 

Registration for MPA electives and concentrations opens one week after current graduate students on a space-available basis.  Detailed information is on our MPA Registration page.

We encourage you to review our MPA catalog and MPA course syllabus page to learn more about the courses we offer and what to expect from our program.

If you have further questions about MPA Special Student (Non-Admitted) Registration, please contact Puanani Nihoa, MPA Assistant Director.

Contact
Email:  nihoap@evergreen.edu
Phone: (360) 688-4780 

4 Credit Tuition Waiver

Evergreen, Washington State employees, and public K-12 staff may be eligible for our full tuition waiver (up to 4 credits) on a space-available basis starting the first day of the quarter!

Read the detailed benefits and limitations on the Registering with a Waiver page.  

Ask the MPA Assistant Directors for more information.